How much usable space on the 256GB SSD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by marc55, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. marc55 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2011
    I really don't need any more than the base model rMBP, except the 256GB SSD is border line for me, and ordering the base with a 512GB SSD doesn't make much sense.

    So, on a new MBP, how much actual drive space is available for user programs and files?

    Thank you
  2. dirtnnasty macrumors member

    Dec 16, 2013
    round about 250gigs are available...

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  3. Nik macrumors 6502a

    Jun 3, 2007
    You are genius! :D He means usable space, as in user files.

    With a 256GB SSD 220 Gigabytes will be available to the end user.
  4. dirtnnasty, Jan 6, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2014

    dirtnnasty macrumors member

    Dec 16, 2013
    A) Genius??? Very gentle...
    B) I meant 240Gigs (approx.)

    What does it or I mean?

    System is around 9 Gigs (of 251Gigs)...
    Library is on my MB around 5 Gigs (and my MB is used)
    iWork is pre-installed but you can uninstall it, so it is user...

    Let's say something between 220 and 240 Gigs are available of you...
  5. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    The blank drive when formatted will hold about 250GB. Then a default OS X install along with iLife and iWorks apps uses about 20GB. Then add 8GB or so for swap space and you have around 220GB or so left for personal file storage.

    TL;dr 220GB
  6. glenthompson macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2011
    If 256 is borderline, then get the 512. There's no way that you're going to use less space in the future. I've never had a laptop that had too much disk space.

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